Tube and Pipe Production

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Overton Industries appoints electrical and controls engineer

May 28, 2014

Overton Industries – Tube Forming Systems, Franklin, Ind., has hired Don Fulk as electrical and controls engineer. He has more than 35 years of experience in PLC programming and automation, as well as experience in robotics, electrical engineering, and control system design and implementation....

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Thermatool provides equipment for Kubiec-Conduit mill

May 27, 2014

Thermatool, located in East Haven, Conn., has supplied a 200-kW HAZControl™ technology welding machine and an Alpha® Flying Shear Mach 2 cutoff to Kubiec-Conduit, Ecuador. The two new pieces of equipment are used for high-speed production of conduit. The welding machine allows the operator...

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ASMAG/Seuthe establishes U.S. subsidiary

May 7, 2014

Tube manufacturing machinery and equipment producer ASMAG/Seuthe has established a U.S. subsidiary, ASMAG USA Inc., in Schaumburg, Ill. The ASMAG group of companies, located in Austria, Germany, and the U.K., provide technology and systems for the manufacture of steel, stainless steel, copper,...

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Heavy-duty mill-type cylinders meet ISO 6022 specs

May 5, 2014

Peninsular Cylinder Co. Inc. builds heavy-duty mill-type cylinders to ISO 6022 specifications for destructive applications such as foundries and stamping plants. Metric and English dimensions are available with position-feedback sensing, including linear transducers. Cylinder bores are up to 20...

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Axis Pipe and Tube orders heat-treatment equipment, pipe threading line from SMS Meer

April 28, 2014

Axis Pipe and Tube, Houston, has ordered heat-treatment equipment and a pipe threading line from SMS Meer, Mönchengladbach, Germany, for its Bryan Works in Texas. With the equipment, the company can produce OCTG used for natural gas and crude oil production. The heat-treatment line includes a...

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Tube 2014 presents 1,200 international exhibitors

April 15, 2014

At Tube 2014, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, in April, more than 1,200 exhibitors from 47 nations showcased their innovations in about 538,190 sq. ft. of total exhibition space. Exhibitors included 50 companies from the U.S., with 12 companies participating in...

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Vehicle seat manufacturer rolls with the changes

April 14, 2014

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Freedman Seating Co., founded in the late 19th century, originally manufactured seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies. As gasoline engines displaced animal power, Freedman adapted and today uses the latest technologies, such as CNC tube benders and a laser cutting machine, to stay current with trends in transportation.

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Fine Tubes appoints technical/quality director

April 2, 2014

Fine Tubes, a Plymouth, U.K.-based manufacturer and global supplier of precision tubes, has announced the appointment of Phil Adderley as technical and quality director. In this role, he has overall responsibility for quality assurance and compliance, quality control, and technical and laboratory...

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National Grid provides economic development grant to Welded Tube USA

April 1, 2014

In an effort to assist Welded Tube of Canada Corp., a Concord, Ont.-based tubular products manufacturer, in moving forward with construction of a new steel pipe manufacturing plant in Lackawanna, N.Y., National Grid has provided the company with its first installment of an economic development...

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Kent Corp. starts up two heavy-gauge, large strip accumulators

March 10, 2014

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, a provider of coil handlers, end welders, accumulators, high-speed cold saws, and tube mill consumables, has commissioned two large horizontal accumulators for customers in the OCTG and structural steel industries. The U.S.-built equipment, which handles coil...

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Automated tool change system helps cut changeover time on tube sizing machine

February 24, 2014

AddisonMckee has developed an automated tool handling system for a customer forming tube from 2 to 6 in. dia. The tool sets used in the customer’s AddisonMckee HG150-IDOD tube sizing machine can weigh up to 300 lbs., so loading and unloading previously involved the use of an overhead crane...

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Fine Tubes relocates Indian office

February 24, 2014

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, a manufacturer of seamless and welded tubes in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and zirconium alloys, has announced the relocation of its office in India. As a result of the company’s increased global capabilities following its partnership agreement with...

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Fives Bronx announces staffing changes

February 17, 2014

Fives Bronx, comprising Fives Bronx Inc., North Canton, Ohio, and Fives Bronx Ltd., West Midlands, England, has announced promotions and staff additions. Brian Lombardi has been promoted to president/CEO. He joined the organization in May 2002 as vice president of procurement. Before that, he...

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Large-screen TV system displays tube manufacturing process

February 4, 2014

A new camera-controlled, fully electric tube manufacturing cell from transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH includes a large-screen TV displaying energy consumption, the CPK value, the number of tubes that have been processed so far, and the component being produced. The manufacturing system also...

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American to build spiral-welded pipe facility in Michigan

December 11, 2013

American, Birmingham, Ala., has announced plans to build a new spiral-welded pipe facility in Flint, Mich. The facility initially will support the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) project recently awarded to American, and later other regional water infrastructure projects. The KWA pipeline,...

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